After School Club: Debating

Debate Club takes place every Tuesday after school. It is run by Ms. Connolly and Ms. Clarke and is only open to students in 6th Class.

Students in Debate Club learn how to write debates and speeches, and most of all, they learn to do so with confidence. A number of topics or ‘motions’ are covered every year. From ‘Aliens are Real’ to ‘Feminism has been a Success’, the students really enjoy picking are researching topics before presenting their debates to an audience.

This year has been particularly exciting for the Debate Club. Not only have they taken part in a number of in school debates, they have also researched and delivered speeches on the use of plastics in our school. They even presented to the staff at the staff meeting, as pictured below, and will soon be speaking at assemblies. Well done to all members of the Debate Team on their hard work, commitment and dedication!


4th Class News

Things have been very busy in 4th class. Well done to the boys from both classes who went to the GAA  blitz in Loughlinstown. They won 2 out of 3 of their matches and did our school proud! Best of luck to the girls who are participating next week. 

This month we are learning all about Australia and The Aborigines. Both classes are working on some beautiful dot paintings inspired by The Aborigines. We have made replicas of the Sydney Opera House too. We are also learning how to do Report Writing and we are enjoying researching all about Australian culture as part of this. 

In science, Ms. Connolly's class have been busy planting and are looking forward to seeing their plants bloom in February. Ms Clarke's class are learning about the digestive system and healthy eating with the help of some experiments.

Finally both classes have been learning the song Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music - click the link to watch a clip from the movie.